The Northumberland Chess League is the premier local chess competition for players in Newcastle, Northumberland and Tyneside. In 2018-19 the league has 30 teams of five, representing twelve clubs, with over 150 players regularly taking part. Our season runs from October to April, but new players may join in at any point. For more information on getting involved please see our Clubs page, or email

To see your favourite team's results, click on the filter below with the team you want to see results from. The page you're looking at now displays the results for all teams in the order they were submitted - so the most recent result will be immediately below this notice.

Gateshead 2.5-2.5 Alnwick

Posted by Lewis on March 27, 2019

Kevin Cox 0-1 George Ellames
Bill Noble 0-1 Ralph Firth
Peter Wells ½-½ Paul Castledine
Alex Johnson 1-0 Dennis Pattinson
Asa Bayram 1-0 Vincent Cowley

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Tynemouth D 4-1 Alnwick

Posted by Lewis on March 7, 2019

Richard Oxnard 0-1 George Ellames
Dennis White 1-0 Ralph Firth
Joe Murray 1-0 Richard Perry
Andrew Perella 1-0 Vincent Cowley
Paul Richardson 1-0 Denis Patterson

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Alnwick 4-1 Leam Lane B

Posted by Lewis on February 20, 2019

George Ellames 1-0 Colin McGarty
Ralph Firth ½-½ Clive Briggs
Paul Castledine 1-0 Joe Miller
Richard Perry ½-½ Rob Appleby
Dennis Patterson 1-0 Absent

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Forest Hall E 2.5-2.5 Alnwick

Posted by Lewis on February 6, 2019

Steve Bowey 0-1 George Ellames
Rolf Millar 0-1 Ralph Firth
Jeff Baird 1-0 Paul Castledine
Jeff Bentham ½-½ Richard Perry
Weiming Xu 1-0 Vincent Cowley

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Alnwick 5-0 South Shields E

Posted by Lewis on January 23, 2019

George Ellames 1-0 Default
Ralph Firth 1-0 Default
Paul Castledine 1-0 Default
Richard Perry 1-0 Default
Vincent Cowley 1-0 Default

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

South Shields D 3-2 Alnwick

Posted by Lewis on January 9, 2019

Asanga Gunasekera ½-½ George Ellames
Konst Delidimoudis 1-0 Ralph Firth
Ben Wood ½-½ Paul Castledine
Tim Wilton-Davies 0-1 Richard Perry
Jay Steel 1-0 Vincent Cowley

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Alnwick 3-2 Forest Hall F

Posted by Lewis on November 28, 2018

George Ellames 0-1 Mike Smith
Ralph Firth 1-0 Roy Perrier
Paul Castledine 1-0 Ian Toward
Dave Smith 1-0 Ryan Duff
Vincent Cowley 0-1 Tom MacAllister

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Alnwick 3.5-1.5 Gosforth Woodbines

Posted by Lewis on November 15, 2018

George Ellams 1-0 Noel Boustrad
Ralph Firth 1-0 Bob Heyman
Paul Castledine ½-½ Gary Clarke
Dave Smith 0-1 Steve Wilde
Vincent Cowley 1-0 Brian Ord

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Morpeth C 3-2 Alnwick

Posted by Lewis on October 17, 2018

Gary Pollard 0-1 George Ellames
David Ramsey 1-0 Ralph Firth
Barrie Crowther 1-0 Paul Castledine
David Armstrong 1-0 Default
Stephen Farrelly 0-1 David Smith

Wednesday 17th October 2018